You’ve Heard: Resistance Training Makes Women Bulky
Also, here is the article I stole for the tiltle of this post.
Why a barre class Alone wont get you the tush you are looking for
Great post! My friend Emily loves barre classes. Do you do body pump or just free weights/machines?
I totally agree with you – 90% of my workouts are weight or HIIT based. I think it's the best way to tone. Also more muscle means you burn more fat throughout the day (more eating!!).
Could not agree more! In college I worked out like a crazy person and I was always one of the only girls in the free weight section of our college gym. And the cardio equipment was always full of girls. After multiple girls telling me me they couldn't believe I lifted weights I lost it and finally pointed out that I was much thinner and in shape than those girls who spent all their time on only the cardio equipment!
AMEN. so many girls are too afraid to pick up weights. drives me crazy!
Hey girl – I take Barre a few times a week, either at Barre Evolution, Coastal Body or ESAC, BUT I never use it to replace any of my workouts, i.e. strength training sessions. I believe lifting weights and building lean muscle mass is what helps your body become a fat-burning machine. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn in your sedentary state throughout the day – that's just science. Keep up the weights, and I actually recommend for it to be done 4 times a week…giving each group a 48-hr rest between beatings. LOL. i.e., I do legs/butt one day, the next I will do chest/tri's, then shoulders/back, then back to legs/butt again and so on and so forth. I hope you enjoyed Barre! http://www.styleoyster.blogspot.com / http://www.i-heartfitness.blogspot.com
Hey! Which barre class did you go to? I like Pure Barre because they do a good amt of arm weights. It definitely makes a big difference! I just don't go over 3 lbs. I think that there are people who have tendencies to bulk, it just depends on your body type. I had to quit spin classes because my legs got as big as tree trunks and I couldn't fit into any of my clothes. Yikes! Not pretty!
I agree. I think barre is great thing to incorporate with cardio and weights. I did it once a week for a couple months before my wedding along with other stuff. However, it definitely helped with smaller muscles like tri's and bi's. You look FAB in the pic btw!
I was a D1 lacrosse player and the only way to get the body you want is to workout like crazy … no matter what the workout! I have a two year old and a 3 month old and as soon as I stop nursing…I am joining you on the get fit and lose weight band wagon! Your pic here inspires me!
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Have you ever tried Cross Fit? It's weight training based and tones your muscles like crazy. It's a great workout.
I LOVE this post! I do Barre occasionally but love the feeling after weight training. I love love to hear more about your workouts specifically and what they consist of!
We don't have any barre classes around here so I've never tried it but I am huge advocate of weight lifting! I've done it my whole life and I swear its the reason I've stayed thinner even when I slacked on cardio
Hey girl, I have done both…and overall I have found that the Bar classes changed my body in a way that weight lifting and cardio never did. My thighs slimmed down and my arms got super toned. I do agree that diet is about 75% of the problem. I think you just have to find what works for you…either way, if you are dedicated to some workout routine you will look amazing!
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